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Ever wonder where your donated goods go?

Donating gently used items to area organizations is a great idea. It cuts down on waste and allows others in need to use the goods that you no longer can. Broadly, there are two ways in which donated goods are used:

1) Consignment stores like Good Will, Salvation Army, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Vietnam Veterans of America and Savon sell donated items to raise money for their programs. These sites only sell the best quality and higher value clothing and items. Older and damaged textiles (your old clothes that cannot be used by someone else) are shipped overseas to be sold or recycled into new textiles.

2) Organizations like The Community Closet give clothing and goods free of charge to clients in need. Clients are referred to the The Community Closet by a wide variety of social service agencies in the area.

Many organizations are specific about what they can take because they may not have the resources to manage large amounts of donations. It’s very important to know what organizations are willing to take before you donate.

Hover your mouse over "Where to Donate" in the leftside menu for a full list of items and where they can be donated.

Donations to 501(c)3 organizations are tax-deductible. Make sure to get a receipt for your items from the organization to which you are donating. 



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